10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
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Istanbul

— 6 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Ankara to Istanbul is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ankara in July since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Kaklik Cave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz holiday builder site.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.